2 CHINESE SENT TO PRISON FOR GIVING RECKLESS MEDICAL TREATMENT TO MANY PERSONS, LEADING TO THEIR DEATHS IN LAGOS

By Adebisi Onanuga

An Ogba Magistrates’ court on Monday remanded two Chinese nationals Huzhi Neng and Zhang  Chuanhong in police custody  for alleged impersonation.

Magistrate A. O. Adigun said they should remain in custody pending legal advice from Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

Police said the Chinese committed the offence between January 28, 2017 and October 31, 2020.

According to police counsel, Nosa Watson Uhumwango, the defendants recklessly gave medical treatment to patients without licence, leading to death of many victims.

Uhumwango said the defendants, with the intent to defraud,  also did falsely represent themselves to be qualified medical practitioners and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 380 af the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to all the five count charges after a Chinese Interpreter read the charge to them.

Magistrate A. O. Adigun declined their bail application and adjourned till March 15.